Youngsters record moment in time

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PUPILS at Silverdale School are getting ready to leave a little glimpse of 2011 for youngsters to uncover in 2061.

The primary school youngsters have been writing letters and gathering bits and bobs for a time capsule which they plan to bury in the school grounds this afternoon (Friday).

And among the items set to be sealed away for 50 years will be copies of the Observer and a host of other documents explaining just what it was like to live in 1066 Country in 2011.

The capsule is being buried as part of a special project being run together with nearby superstore Asda and is being tied in with the forthcoming royal wedding – with it set to be opened at the same time as Prince William and his bride celebrate their golden wedding anniversary.

Asda community colleague, Caroline Courtland-Smith, who organised the event said: “We’re delighted to have been able to support this exciting project which will provide pupils in the future with the chance to get a real snapshot of life in 2011.

“The capsule will be a great way to remember such an important month – I’m sure Will and Kate would have donated a piece of wedding cake but sadly it would no doubt be a bit stale by 2061.”

n See next week’s Observer for a report on the burial.